Saturday, April 4, 2020

MUNDO RARO



MISMALOYA




LA IGLESIA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL ROSARIO - TALPA

TALPA:  Surrounded by pine trees, Talpa is a pilgrimage city visited by millions of people every year. They come to pay tribute to Nuestra Señora del Rosario aka "La Chaparrita" ("The Short One"), who is believed to perform miracles.  One is needed.   After the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City, this is the second most visited shrine by pilgrims in Mexico.  
"LA CHAPARITTA" EN LA IGLESIA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL ROSARIO

Most popular times to visit the church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, where the statue is of la Chaparrita is displayed,  are on her birthday, October 7th and during Easter week.  Ten years ago, three million people made pilgrimages to Talpa at Easter.  La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario was closed to visitors when the clinic took place and will remain closed through Easter and until the government declares the coronavirus crisis over.

The drive from centro Vallarta to Talpa takes approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.  The clinic took place at the local DIF (National System for Integral Family Development) offices and was organized by Laura Chavez-Halberg.  Local animal advocates raised 4,000 pesos for the out-of-town extra expenses of gasoline and driving time.  Breakfasts and lunches for vet team donated by DIF.  Talpa photos taken by Dr. Poli´s wife, Concha.

GATOS RECUPERANDO - CLÍNICA EN TALPA 


STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN TALPA-  3/25-3/28

Female dogs:  96; Male dogs - 9; Female cats - 10; Male cats- 8

DOS PERRITAS ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA - CLÍNICA EN TALPA

TOTAL:  123  (note enormous disparity between male and female dog numbers)

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN TALPA:  1,200 pesos
PERRITOS ESPERANDO - CLÍNICA EN TALPA

The clinic in Talpa was underwritten by the generous grant of
 $11,000 US from FOHA (Friends of Homeless Animals).  Roie Griego, founder and president of FOHA, is a board member of PEACEAnimals.

COLONIA LAS ARALIAS April 1-4

The clinic in las Aralias was a substitute for a cancelled Pets for Life clinic in the state of Nayarit.  


PARQUE LOS SAUCES EN COLONIA LAS ARALIAS - CLÍNICA SIEMPRE ESTÁ ATRÁS EN LA BODEGA
 DE SOFI GONZALEZ
When I arrived Wednesday at 8 AM, there were just half-a-dozen people forming a generously spaced line.  The clinics in las aralias always take place in the open-air bodega of Sofi Gonazalez across from the the street from los sauces park, which is currently very empty. 


A notice on the door to the bodega advised that anyone not observing the new rules, i.e., in line with personal space observed,  one person at a time inside clinic with pet, etc., would not be served.  This same notice was on view at Talpa clinic and will be on view for all future clinics until no more dangers from coronavirus exist.  Dr.Poli has been in touch with the Secretary of Health who confirms no plans to cancel spay/neuter clinics.

Most interesting sight at clinic:  A young woman in shorts with a tattoo of her black and white cat´s face on her upper arm.  Scroll down to clinic schedule (red type) for photo.


ZORAYA NAME - CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS

STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN LAS ARALIAS APRIL 1-4:

Female dogs - 31; Male Dogs - 16; Female cats - 39; Male cats - 17
TOTAL:  103 

 PLUS  pregnancies terminated for 2 cats with 4 fetuses each
Numbers lower than our average are no doubt due to the "stay home" government recommendation.

DONATIONS at clinic in las aralas:  1,120 pesos

The clinic in las aralias was underwritten by the generous grant of $11,000 US from FOHA (Friends of Homeless Animals).  Roie Griego, founder and president of FOHA, is a board member of PEACEAnimals.
ESPERANDO CON SUS 3 CALICOS - COL. LAS ARALIAS


DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:  

John Brooks - $35 US
Michael Turner - $50 US (monthly)

VallartaAdventures advised it would not be donating the monthly 5,000 pesos worth of vet supplies (8 months annually) until the financial impact of the coronavirus is over.  It has been a devastating blow for a small tourist city.

MUNDO RARO (STRANGE WORLD):


BOTANICAL GARDENS
On March 20th, the local government requested residents to "stay home" for five days.  It was just hours after friends and I had toured and lunched at the splendid Botanical Gardens. 
On March 24, the Mexican government announced the initiation of phase two for COVID-19. The Gardens were ordered closed the same day.  On March 31st, Mexico declared itself in Phase Three.  
MALECÓN - MARCH 30TH

Just three days earlier,  I had visited my family and their friends in Punta de Mita.  We spent the day at an almost completely beach club. On this brilliant, breezy blue day, there was a huge cluster of pelicans, boobies and terns feeding on sardines just beyond where  foam-crested waves were breaking.  In the distance and just for an instant, we watched the glorious white splash of a breaching humpback whale.  This dazzling spot seemed so very far away from COVID-19.  Three days later,  all beach clubs and the St. Regis hotel in Punta de Mita closed.  
KUPURI BEACH CLUB - FOUR SEASONS - PUNTA DE MITA

On April 1st,  the following news was published by the public security department of the Puerto Vallarta City Council as a preventative measure re COVID 19: 
EMPTY BEACHES - PHOTO CREDIT - CHRIS VIETOR

"By official provision and until further notice, the beaches, rivers, public squares and the malecón will be closed to the public."

Testing this the following day -it seems fine to do walks on the malecón and presumably on the beach.  In a comforting message to the public, the mayor announced there are 500 plots ready for burials - and for sale-  at 5,000 pesos each.  He failed to mention food banks and other positive news.  If you´d like to help:

https://volcanesproject.com/


Vallarta Food Bank organized by Francie Nguyen

Francie is owner/chef of the excellent Asian fusion restaurants,  Bonito Kitchen and Ramen Ya.  Take-out and delivery available.

International Friendship Club is accepting food, clothing etc.

Donations accepted 11 AM-1 PM.  Contact: Josué - 222 5466


"LUNA" - MAMÁ FELIZ DE 8 CACHORROS

LUNA is the name of the rescued mama Lab mix.  She and her eight plump, pretty puppies are thriving at their foster home with Claudia Gallegos.  If Luna´s owner is well enough to take care of his dog (he is currently undergoing kidney dialysis),  she will be returned to him.  Luna´s puppies (German Shepherd/Pit Bull) will be for adoption in a month or so  If interested:   gallegosclaudia@prodigy.net.mx


LOS 8 BEBÉS DE LUNA VAN ESTAR EN ADOPCIÓN EN COMO 2 MESES. (PASTOR ALEMÁN/PIT BULL)


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:


ABRIL


TATU EN SU BRAZO DE SU GATA- LAS ARALIAS
VACACIÓNES DE PASCUA - EASTER VACATION - 4 de abril hasta el 22 de abril.

22-25 - Col. 5 de diciembre -  "New Animal" store -  calle Colombia 1377

¡¡27-30 (LUNES-JUEVES/MON-THURS)!! colonia Infonavit
(PRIMER DÍA DE MAYO ES FESTIVO)

MAYO

May 6-9 - Punta de Mita

13-16 - Ixtapa

20-23 - Mojoneras

May 27-30 - San Juan, Nay.

JUNIO

June 3-6- Nayarit - clínica organizada por Linda Stewart

17-20 - Nayarit - clínica organizada por Linda Stewart

INFORMACÍON DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL:  
http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol


Sí no está una dirección, es porque todavía no tenemos.
HACIENDO  LA COLA CON BASTANTE ESPACIO ENTRE ELLOS - LINING UP SAFELY AT CLINIC EN
 LAS ARALIAS


DOGS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION AT THE CENTRO DE CONTROL ANIMAL Y SALUD (ACOPIO)   ALL ANIMALS TESTED FOR DISEASE, VACCINATED AND STERILIZED.  CLICK LINK FOR PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTIONS.
  (322) 293-3690


PERROS Y GATOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE CONTROL ANIMAL Y SALUD (ACOPIO). TODOS TIENEN PRUEBAS PARA ENFERMEDADES Y ESTÁN VACUNADOS Y ESTERILIZADOS.  HAZ CLICK EN EL ENLACE PARA FOTOS  Y DESCRIPCIÓNES. 
                                               
TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE OR RESCUE NEEDED- CALL 911 AND REQUEST GREEN PATROL (PATRULLA VERDE);  OR CALL THE CITY SHELTER - (322) 293-3690
 FOR WEEKLY CLINIC DIRECTIONS TO CLINICS: (SPANISH ONLY)  (322) 113-3955 

 PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES  O PARA ANIMALES QUE NECESITAN  - LLAME  A LA POLICIA - 911 - 

Y PIDE 
LA PATRULLA VERDE - o marca al albergue  (322) 293 3690



LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECCIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL Y COMO LLEGAR A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955         http://www.peaceanimals.org/


PLEASE DONATE LUNCHES 
to our vet team.DONATIONS OF LUNCHES MEAN MONEY SAVED FOR CLINIC SUPPLIES. FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. 





NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS.
FRANK OHLY - STAR VOLUNTEER FOR 6 YEARS - CLINIC AT LAS ARALIAS

PARA AVISAR:  Angela Kelleher - Coordinadora para Vallarta- kelleher@shaw.ca

Linda Stewart - Coordinadora para Nayarit - hypnoticparadise15@gmail.com

 
http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol
                        
      
ESPERANDO ENTRAR - CLÍNICA EN LAS ARALIAS - SOCIAL DISTANCING


WE APPRECIATE VOLUNTEERS.   Please contact Angela Kelleher, coordinator for Puerto Vallarta: kelleher@shaw.ca, or just drop by.  
For Nayarit, please contact Linda Stewart, coordinator for that state: hypnoticparadise15@gmail.com
RECUPERANDO DESPUÉS DE CIRUGIÁ - 2 GATOS Y UN PERRO - COL. LAS ARALIAS


ALSO NEEDED:   USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS AND NEW/USED COLLARS AND LEASHES TO GIVE TO DOG OWNERS AT CLINICS, PLUS USED TOWELS AND  SHEETS and KIBBLED PET FOOD.


$$$$$$ COST PER SURGERY WEEK CLINIC (3.5 days) IS APPROXIMATELY $1,800 USD. 

 PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION VIA CHECK, CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL, BEQUEST,  OR STOCK TRANSFER.  Note:  Stocks are transferred at full value without the donating stock owner being taxed.



PEACEAnimals is under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc., a US 501 (c)(3) charity headquartered in Portland, Oregon.  Please donate to BBC (or use full name) and donor direct to PEACEAnimals.  BBC has tax-deductible status in the U.S. and partners with other foundations in Canada and Mexico.

Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer 
amywelchpdx@comcast.net   Tel:503 285 4007
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr Portland, OR 97217



PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS 
 DR. ANTHONY, EMVZ LESLIE CARATACHEA,
 DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO















THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING FOUNDATIONS FOR THEIR GENEROUS GRANTS OF $2,500 US OR MORE:  








  

            


For a list of clinic sponsors and business donors, please see our website. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.  

FELIZ PASCUA - HAPPY EASTER... WISHING IT IS JOYFUL, PEACEFUL, HEALTHY AND SAFE 
                    
BOTANICAL GARDENS - PUERTO VALLARTA



Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
gretchen@peaceanimals.org  www.peaceanimals.org 

www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com  

https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

OUR BEAUTIFUL BUBBLE

MANGOS - PLAYA CONCHAS CHINAS - PUERTO VALLARTA 

On 9/11, we understood that our lives would be different.  With the coronavirus, the world recognizes that life on this planet has been forever changed.  In Puerto Vallarta, we are inside a beautiful bubble that we hope won´t burst.
TODAS LAS FOTOS DE LOS ANIMALITOS Y SUS DUEÑOS SON DE LA CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA.

IXTAPA- This municipality is a 35-minute drive northeast of Vallarta.  Our clinics have made multiple visits to this location, and there are always many animals brought to it.  Hand soap and sanitizing wipes available for all visitors and volunteers. 
7 CACHORRITOS PARA ESTERILIZAR.  SUS 5 HERMANITOS FUERON PUESTO EN ADOPCIÓN SIN OPERARLOS. 

When I arrived at 8 AM on Thursday, 46 cats and dogs had already been registered. 
The pretty pre-teen wearing a blue print cotton dress and black leggings offered to help bag dog kibble for giveaway. She said she was "glad there were no classes." A smooth-faced woman with some broken front teeth asked for ten bags of kibble. She had just rescued five street dogs and was grateful for the help.  A tired looking woman and her plump teen-age daughter arrived after 9 AM with a large green plastic storage box filled with seven mostly tan-colored puppies.  The mama dog had been brought for spaying the day before, but there had been no space for the pups.  Five of the original litter of twelve had already been given away, unsterilized.  The mother and daughter had driven a long distance, so Dr. Poli didn´t turn them away.  Others were.



STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA - MARCH 18-21 

Male dogs - 29 ; Female dogs - 67; Male cats - 15 ; Female cats - 28

TOTAL: 137

DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA - 1,220 PESOS

The clinic in Ixtapa was underwritten by the generous grant of $11,000 US from FOHA (Friends of Homeless Animals).  Roie Griego, founder and president of FOHA, is a board member of PEACEAnimals.

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: 

The Mahoney Foundation - $12,000 US
Linda and John Galston - $100 US plus 2,000 pesos 
Bill Goodloe- 6 new dog collars and 1 new dog leash (given away at the Ixtapa clinic)
Monzón Brewing - one peso for half of the total beer bottle caps collected at restaurant/bar for the month of March.   (This will not be a busy month in Vallarta).   www.monzonbrewing.com 
    
LESLIE Y CONCHA - IXTAPA


RECENT RESCUES/ADOPTIONS AT CLINICS:

4 street dogs - March 4-7 - Colonia del Mar

The tan and white female dog that I immediately fell in love with and posted in blog  - adopted by new clinic volunteer, Jordan Harris; a male Chihuahua mix now named "Latte" is being fostered by Karen Puerini-Razza of San Pancho Animales and will fly soon to his new home in Minnesota;  two white Terrier mixes - siblings that have been named  "Tito" and "Mija, " are in a MexPup foster home.  Thank you to Angela Kelleher, volunteer coordinator and advisory board member,  for contacting MexPup and San Pancho Animales to ask for help and to those two fine organizations who did.
CALLEJERA EN COL. DEL MAR. ADOPTADA POR VOLUNTARIO JORDAN HARRIS

SIBLINGS IN FOSTER HOME . MEXPUP
CALLEJEROS HERMANOS OPERADOS  EN COL. DEL MAR EN LA CLÍNICA - PARA ADOPCIÓN  -FOR ADOPTION

"LATTE," CALLEJERO RESCATADO,  OPERADO Y ADOPTADO EN COL. DEL MAR
- YA TIENE SU NUEVO HOGAR EN MINNESOATA.  IN A FOSTER HOME FOR 10 DAYS AND THEN MINNESOTA.


PANGA SUNDAYS:  Far from the undulating green foothills that tumble down to the rocky shore, the sky was filled with birds. So many birds always means fish,  and fish can mean dolphins. 

WATER COLOR BY JOYCE HARTVIGSON

As we approached, the silvery silence of the bay was broken by the loud squawks and quacks of blue footed boobies and seagulls. In the roiling, transparent water was a mega pod of dolphins competing with birds for sardines.
8 DE MARZO - FOTOS DE DELFINES Y BALLENAS -  KARLA DE LA PEÑA (BOCA DIVERS)
8 DE MARZO
We stayed in the area for an hour before motoring off to encounter whales who almost immediately showed their flukes before disappearing beneath the mirror-like water. A week later, we encountered another large pod of dolphins after motoring west for almost an hour.  Soon afterwards we found ourselves in close proximity to four nonplussed humpback whales, who leisurely lolled about on the surface. 
BALLENAS - 15 DE MARZO
We stayed with them at the required distance of 60 yards and for the time limit of 30 minutes.  Sunday, March 22nd is the last legal whale watching day.  After that, no lingering allowed.  By the end of April, the whales will have all started their long journey north, females either with their calves or pregnant.


15 DE MARZO

EDUCATION PROGRAM: In addition to Easter vacation, as a precautionary measure against coronavirus, schools closed until April 20th.  No education program until then. 

INFORMACIÓN DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL:

In 2019, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,892 cats and dogs. 
(Unfortunately, this dog with 10 puppies was not one of the dogs).

LA MAMÁ DE 10 CACHORRITOS Y EL DUEÑO DEMASIADO ENFERMO CUIDARLOS.
RESCATADA CON 8 BEBÉS
A slightly mysterious dog story:  The mama dog has an owner who is too ill and too poor to care for the German Shepherd/Pit Bull puppies.  He posted a "free puppies" sign, and on March 15, someone described as a "gringo" picked up two of them. The puppies were 19 days old.  Then the mother and eight puppies disappeared.  After two days of phone calls and emails trying to find out what had happened to the dogs, the mama and her eight puppies showed up at Mascotas vet clinic.

Thank you to Claudia Gallegos, rescuer, for picking up the dog family and taking them the vet; to Barb Drucker and her husband Louis Drake for pledging 5,000 pesos for their vet care;  and to Ada Goldberg for offering a foster home.  Adoption information will be posted in this blog in approximately one month.

.SCHEDULE/HORARIO: MARZO


25-28 - Talpa - en la oficina de DIF
(organized by Laura Chavez-Halberg)

ABRIL

April 1-4 - colonia las aralias.. frente del parque los sauces.. calle colibri sin número-en la bodega de sofi gonzalez

VACACIÓNES DE PASCUA - EASTER VACATION

22-25 - Col 5 de diciembre -  "New Animal" store -  calle Colombia 1377

¡¡27-30 (LUNES-JUEVES/MON-THURS)!! colonia Infonavit
(PRIMER DÍA DE MAYO ES FESTIVO)

MAYO

May 6-9 - Punta de Mita

13-16 - Ixtapa

20-23 - Mojoneras

May 27-30 - San Juan, Nay.

JUNIO

June 3-6- Nayarit - clínica organizada por Linda Stewart

17-20 - Nayarit - clínica organizada por Linda Stewart

INFORMACÍON DE LAS CLÍNICAS EN ESPAÑOL:  
http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol


Sí no está una dirección, es porque todavía no tenemos.


DOGS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION AT THE CENTRO DE CONTROL ANIMAL Y SALUD (ACOPIO)   ALL ANIMALS TESTED FOR DISEASE, VACCINATED AND STERILIZED.  CLICK LINK FOR PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTIONS.
  (322) 293-3690


PERROS Y GATOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE CONTROL ANIMAL Y SALUD (ACOPIO). TODOS TIENEN PRUEBAS PARA ENFERMEDADES Y ESTÁN VACUNADOS Y ESTERILIZADOS.  HAZ CLICK EN EL ENLACE PARA FOTOS  Y DESCRIPCIÓNES. 
                                               
TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE OR RESCUE NEEDED- CALL 911 AND REQUEST GREEN PATROL (PATRULLA VERDE);  OR CALL THE CITY SHELTER - (322) 293-3690

 FOR WEEKLY CLINIC DIRECTIONS TO CLINICS: (SPANISH ONLY)  (322) 113-3955 

 PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES  O PARA ANIMALES QUE NECESITAN  - LLAME  A LA POLICIA - 911 - 

Y PIDE 
LA PATRULLA VERDE - o marca al albergue  (322) 293 3690




LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECCIÓNES EN ESPAÑOL Y COMO LLEGAR A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955         http://www.peaceanimals.org/
MI CAFE, PTO VALLARTA

PLEASE DONATE LUNCHES to our vet team.DONATIONS OF LUNCHES MEAN MONEY SAVED FOR CLINIC SUPPLIES. FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. 


NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS PARA LAS CLÍNICAS.

PARA AVISAR:  Angela Kelleher - Coordinadora para Vallarta- kelleher@shaw.ca

Linda Stewart - Coordinadora para Nayarit - hypnoticparadise15@gmail.com

 
http://peaceanimals.org/espa_ol
                        
       


WE APPRECIATE VOLUNTEERS.   Please contact Angela Kelleher, coordinator for Puerto Vallarta: kelleher@shaw.ca, or just drop by.  
For Nayarit, please contact Linda Stewart, coordinator for that state: hypnoticparadise15@gmail.com


ALSO NEEDED:   USED/NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS AND NEW/USED COLLARS AND LEASHES TO GIVE TO DOG OWNERS AT CLINICS, PLUS USED TOWELS AND  SHEETS and KIBBLED PET FOOD.


$$$$$$ COST PER SURGERY WEEK CLINIC (3.5 days) IS APPROXIMATELY $1,800 USD. 

 PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION VIA CHECK, CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL, BEQUEST,  OR STOCK TRANSFER.  Note:  Stocks are transferred at full value without the donating stock owner being taxed.



PEACEAnimals is under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc., a US 501 (c)(3) charity headquartered in Portland, Oregon.  Please donate to BBC (or use full name) and donor direct to PEACEAnimals.  BBC has tax-deductible status in the U.S. and partners with other foundations in Canada and Mexico.

Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer 
amywelchpdx@comcast.net   Tel:503 285 4007
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr Portland, OR 97217



PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS 
 DR. ANTHONY, EMVZ LESLIE CARATACHEA,
 DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO















THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING FOUNDATIONS FOR THEIR GENEROUS GRANTS OF $2,500 US OR MORE:  








  

            



For a list of clinic sponsors and business donors, please see our website. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.
                    
national museum of anthropology - mexico city

Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
gretchen@peaceanimals.org  www.peaceanimals.org 

www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com  

https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals

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